Ultra-precise digitisation of astrometric plates

Fysics Manufacturing Precision-technology
Mikroniek 2010-6 by Nigel Johnson 6 May 2012

The DAMIAN ultra-precision scanning system at the Royal Observatory of Belgium fulfils a significant part of a global programme for the digitisation of astrometric plates and aerial photographic images that span over a century and have shaped our understanding of the world, the solar system and the universe. Aerotech contributed the complete motion sub-system for the plate scanner.


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